Let us pray,
Though we may be separated by thousands of kilometers and decades of memory, on this day and at this time we lift our hearts in your presence, O God, in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in faith in the Holy Lands. Especially we pray for the Christians of Syria.
In their pain, in their fear, in their anger and anxiety – you show them the wound in your side and marks of torture in your hands. Come close to all who suffer in any way, so that we may come close to you, who knows our every thought, fear, pain and anger.
May we share in the new life you have made possible for us. By the power of your Spirit, may we do what we can across the oceans and the ages to bear witness to the hope, faith, peace and love you would have for all people, in Christ Jesus our living God.